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Saugus wins 5th annual SCV Burrito Bowl

Posted: August 27, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 27, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Members of the Saugus High School football team hold up a $2,000 check made out to the Saugus High School football and cheer teams after they ate a 4-foot burrito in the fastest time while competing with other local high schools in the fifth annual Santa Clarita Valley Burrito Bowl held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Tuesday evening...

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Ahead of the upcoming SCV high school football season, Saugus nabbed a victory — by winning the 5th annual SCV Burrito Bowl.

The competition involves each school nominating five players from Canyon, Golden Valley, Hart, Saugus, Valencia and West Ranch high schools see which team can down a 4-foot-long burrito the fastest. The team that finishes with the best time wins the $1,000 prize.

Win or lose, the football team and cheerleading squad of every school receive $500 for participating. 


ricketzz: Posted: August 27, 2014 9:20 a.m.

Gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. It is kind of tasteless (pardon) to have such a contest when so many are going hungry and famine menaces millions.

oldman: Posted: August 27, 2014 10:09 a.m.


NotSoAwesomeTown: Posted: August 27, 2014 10:48 a.m.

Yeah, I'll have to agree with you. Between this and the Milk Mile, I'm about done with watching competitive food events here in SCV.

DMeyer: Posted: August 27, 2014 11:26 a.m.

Sounds like good fun to me. Congrats Saugus. I'm just wondering where do they get tortillas big enough to make a four foot long burrito.

CSexton: Posted: August 27, 2014 11:30 a.m.

This Event is sponsored by Local Realtors and merchants to help raise money for the schools. Thousands of dollars were awarded to Football, Band and Cheer programs that are in need of money to help fund their year.
( There was no waste ~ the entire burrito was eaten.)
As a Realtor ~ I know the great value there is in having good schools in our Valley ... funding programs to keep young men and women involved in team sports, band etc is very important.
If someone has a better way to raise $10-15,000 for our schools ~ just let me know !

chefgirl358: Posted: August 27, 2014 11:37 a.m.

Good for them!

DMeyer, from what I've seen on tv, they overlap a bunch of huge tortillas to make things like that.

I never have understood that stupid thing parents used to say to kids about, you should eat your food, there are children starving in (fill in the blank country) Timbuktu. So? What does it matter whether I eat or not, it won't help them either way. We are not a third world country and therefore have tons of food and waste, it is what it is.

I see no problem with eating contests, it's just folks having fun and in most cases, a very long standing tradition.

missyJk: Posted: August 27, 2014 11:46 a.m.

lets just hope they had bathrooms waiting and no one barfed in the parking lot

Bobs: Posted: August 27, 2014 11:51 a.m.

This was a fun activity to raise money for schools. While some "Eating Contests" are glutenous, this one was not.

Also, to say we shouldn't do this because "millions are starving" elsewhere is disingenuous. This event was much less wasteful than things that go on in Santa Clarita and all over the world every day.

If you go to a restaurant do you eat every bit of scrap from your plate, or do you eat until satisfied? Do you only want "fresh" food at a fast food restaurant, or will you take the burger that's been under the food lamp an hour? Where do you think that food goes? Look at any restaurant, especially fast food, and see how much food is wasted every hour. Go to a grocery store or 7-11 and see how much they throw away daily.

There are people in our community who need food. Through my church I help collect food by going to local stores and pick up "old" food they cannot sell anymore because consumers wont buy it (but is still good) and take it to the SC Food Pantry. I know there is a hunger problem and try to do my part to help in my community.

But this fund raiser did not add to world hunger

CSexton: Posted: August 27, 2014 12:19 p.m.

Sharkey's ( great Mexican food at the Mall ) Made AND donated the SIX 4 foot burritos !
They must have a very large tortilla grill = )

Bobs: Posted: August 27, 2014 12:32 p.m.

* an edit to my previous email, sometimes stores pull food due to government regulations, not just because consumers wont buy them.

The first time I went out to collect, I was actually stunned as to how much food was in the old Bristol Farms that used to be at McBean and Newhall Ranch. It was just stacked up in their freezer taking up room, but they couldn't sell it.

Unreal: Posted: August 27, 2014 1:50 p.m.

Fun event. Good for them.

SCV4ALL: Posted: August 28, 2014 11:24 a.m.

I am amzaed at the stupid comments on this, this was a great event. Our community is full of great people who care enough to raise money for a good cause. Keep up the great work for our kids!!!!

ohhyaa: Posted: August 28, 2014 10:49 p.m.

Rickettz, since when do you care about sin? I thought you were an atheist.

shenanigans: Posted: August 29, 2014 12:53 p.m.

I personally find eating contests to be embarrassing to humans... HOWEVER when you think about a 4ft burrito, split up between what looks like 5 kids on each team, they're pretty much only each eating a regular burrito. So basically they just had dinner with a prize.

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